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Engineering Consultant 2 or 3 

Non-Union Position
Marketing & Channel Development; PortlandOregon (US-OR)  
Regular FT 
Posting # 100  


The Role:

As an Engineering Consultant, you will play a key role in building important professional relationships that will strengthen our company. You will be a primary liaison and represent NW Natural interests on codes and standards boards, advisory councils, energy-related agencies and industry associations. As you develop a better understanding of the processes, you will perform an important function in driving sensible energy efficiency standards that help the region achieve its goals while ensuring the interests of stakeholders. 


Additionally you will play an important role in advising developers, builders, architects and engineering peers in bringing gas service to both existing and new projects. You will be backed by the support of NW Natural leaders from various disciplines as you assist external partners in developing natural gas infrastructure, metering and equipment solutions for projects. A strong focus of your work will be to support the continuation of our strong trend in the appropriate inclusion of natural gas in multifamily developments. 


Your work will bring you into frequent interaction with leaders in our both our company and the energy industry. Your solid verbal and written communication skills will help to inform and advise others about trends and opportunities in emerging technology, code making, new construction and energy distribution.


As a successful Engineering Consultant you will be valued for helping NW Natural to achieve our objectives and provide high levels of support to our trade allies and our end-use customers. We have a supportive culture that allows a person in this role to have input about their work and collaborate on their professional development.

  • Are you an engineer with 3 or more years’ experience working in HVAC, mechanical systems and/or new construction?
  • Are you not fully utilized or engaged in your present role? Do you want to put your engineering knowledge and problem-solving skills to use in a dynamic, professional work setting?
  • Are you interested in performing meaningful work in a challenging yet rewarding environment?


Day to Day:

  • Collaborating with developers, architects and engineers to assist them in bringing natural gas to their projects.
  • Preparing for and participating in various codes and standards development activities.
  • Advising internal NW Natural stakeholders and educating/informing them about various topics.
  • Participating in strategic planning efforts.
  • Monitoring emerging technical and engineering trends.
  • Learning about the natural gas industry and NW Natural while developing your professional skills.
  • Working with your peers both here and elsewhere in the country to share information about challenges, solutions and successes.
  • Commitment to Company’s culture of safe work practices.
Come on your first day with:
  • Engineering degree (Engineering degree is required, Mechanical degree preferred). 3-5 years of experience in HVAC systems for residential, commercial and multi-family projects (strongly preferred). Additional years’ experience on complex projects required for level 3. 
  • Experience with, and/or strong understanding of building codes and standards -- especially regarding energy, mechanical and fuel gas is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of the natural gas utility industry. This is not required but is a plus. 
  • Professional Engineer (PE) or the ability to obtain the designation within 2 years of hire. The P.E. designation is strongly preferred.
  • Ability and experience in managing multiple projects/functions. 
  • A genuine interest in problem solving with a strong desire to contribute.
  • Proven written and verbal communication skills for presenting to professional and technical customers and senior-level management.  
  • Analytical skills to review technical information on equipment and conduct feasibility analysis for professional building designers. 
  • Ability to design/develop new uses for natural gas equipment and new markets for the application of natural gas technology. 
  • Understanding of market trends in both the natural gas equipment and equivalent electric equipment industries. 
  • Knowledge of key associations, people and businesses in the commercial and multifamily marketplace. 
  • Possess/maintain a valid Oregon/Washington Driver's License and a satisfactory driving record. Must obtain a valid Oregon/Washington driver's license within 90 days if current valid license is from another state.


What we offer:

  • Arguably the most competitive healthcare and wellness benefits in the Pacific Northwest 
  • Meaningful Annual Incentive Bonus Opportunity in addition to base salary
  • 401(k) with generous match and additional 5% employer contribution  
  • Company provided Trimet or C-Tran passes/Bike storage for cyclists
  • Green Team/Diversity & Inclusion Council/Safety Team/Women’s Network
  • Numerous volunteer and community engagement opportunities
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with a 15% discount
  • 20% Employee discount on Natural Gas
  • 7 Paid Holidays and up to 3 floating holidays to add an extra paid day off to Holidays Observed by NW Natural
  • Flexible work schedule opportunities


Base salary range:

Level 2: $74,600.00 - $103,300.00 per year

Level 3: $93,650.00 to $129,600.00 per year


Application Process: To be considered for this position, submit a complete electronic application including cover letter and resume via our website.


Deadline: April 3, 2020


All applications must be submitted through NW Natural’s Electronic Application System. Resumes submitted via email, fax or mail will not be accepted in lieu of an electronic application.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any federal, state or locally protected class.


We are a drug free workplace and we comply with Federal Drug Free Workplace Act and Department of Transportation regulations. Pre-employment drug tests are part of the hiring process and apply to all positions.


NW Natural does not accept unsolicited submissions or assistance from search firms for posted positions. Resumes submitted by search firms working under a valid and current written contract with NW Natural valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from NW Natural HR/Employment will be deemed the sole property of NW Natural. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by NW Natural as a result of the referral or through other means.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

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